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Fashionable conforming

rayon; digital print
246.0 × 85.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, along bottom edge, printed in black on cream: HAIR couture 2000 fashionable conforming douglas mcmanus
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Kaiser Bequest, 2000
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Textile hanging of cupromonium rayon fabric, with a large format digital print in shades of blue and black. The image features a male figure, with hands over his crotch. The surface of this body is partially covered by computer generated contour lines. The background consists of a grid of squares in two sizes, featuring a series of details of the body. The lower section of the hanging features four rows of smaller entirely computer generated version of the central figure in graduating flesh tones on a cream ground. All edges are finished with overlocking stitch in black thread, and a narrow reinforced channel situated along the top edge houses the display mechanism.